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Discovering Sussex (Inquiries 01903 813381/01903-246339)

Friday July 4, 6pm: Meet at Warminghurst church gate (TQ 118169). Warminghurst: USA Heritage. The tiny village of Warminghurst has 17th century links to the USA, but is set in a landscape of rich soils, sandy tracks and quiet pinewoods. 3 miles. Leader: Geoffrey Mead, Sussex University.

Sunday July 6, 10.30am: Meet in the car park at the back of The Fountain Inn, Ashurst (by kind permission) (TQ 180161). The Little Arm of Adur. North to West Grinstead following the little known western Adur.

This is Belloc Country so expect a bit of culture . . . 7½ miles. Please bring a snack. Dogs welcome on a lead. Pub en-route or at the finish. Leaders: Keith McKenna and Sally Dench, Footprints of Sussex.

Ramblers’ Association Mid-Sussex Group (Inquiries 01273 833556)

Wednesday July 2, 7.30pm: Meet at the King’s Head public house at 7.30pm or Sports Clubs’ car park by the A272 at 8.45pm (GR: 135/TQ 389210). Evening Nightlife walk on Chailey Common. Short circular walk on the common to see and hear the wildlife, hopefully including the Nightjar and Glow worms. 2 miles. Finish in the dark, please bring a torch. No dogs please. Leader William, 01444 831098, mobile on the day 07801 711401.

Saturday July 5, 11am: Meet at Staines Railway Station, TW18 4LY (TQ 041714). Linear walk along the Thames Path from Staines to Windsor, passing Runnymede. Flat! There will be a short break on the walk, lunch for those that want it in Windsor at the end approximately 2pm. Depart from HH 09.44, change at Clapham Junction, should be at Staines for 10.52. Trains back run every 30 minutes. If coming straight back should be 16.25 at HH. 7 miles. Leader: Dave, 07887 508350.

Sunday July 6, 10.45am: Meet at Lewes Railway Station forecourt to meet the 10.52 train (122/TQ 416098). Mid Sussex Ramblers hosting and leading for the London Blind Rambling Club. Southover – Juggs Lane – Nan Kemp’s Corner – Kingston – (pub lunch at the Juggs Arms or bring a picnic) – Well House Lane – Spring Barn Farm – The Cockshute Lewes Priory – The Herb Garden – The Dripping Pan – Grange Gardens (for refreshments and toilets prior to returning to Lewes Station). 6 miles. Assistance dogs only. Leader: Jill, 01273 480167, mobile on the day 079388 33868.

Tuesday July 8, 10.30am: Meet at Starveall Corner car park (on Leith Hill Road near Greensand Way crossing) (TQ 146/130432). Leith Hill circular walk. Wotton Common – Friday Street – Broadmoor – (P) – Wolvents Lane – Whiteberry Road – Leith Hill Tower (visit £1.50 and tea kiosk) – car park. 7 miles. Please bring a picnic lunch. Car share. Leader: Tony, 01444 483053, mobile on the day 07597 199768.

Wednesday July 9, 7.15pm: Meet at Hassocks Railway Station, West Side (122/TQ 304155). Fee payable in station car park or park in nearby streets. Circular walk to the north west of Hassocks. Hassocks Golf Course – Clayton Wickham – Hammonds Mill Farm – Highfield Farm – Friars Oak – Woodside – Hassocks Station. 4½ miles. Optional refreshments in the Hassocks Hotel (east side) after the walk. Leader: Ann, 01273 843850.

Ramblers’ Association Arun-Adur Group (Inquiries 01903 695865)

Saturday July 5, 10.15am: Chichester Marina and Canal. 8½ mile walk.

Sunday July 6, 10.30am: Nutbourne. 7 mile walk.

Ashington Ramblers (Inquiries 01903 892998)

Meet at 10am Red Lion, Ashington on the second Monday of every month. For further information please ring the inquiry number above.

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)

Saturday July 5, 11am: Meet in the foyer of Highgate Tube Station – Northern Line, Victoria Line from Victoria to Euston, change to Northern Line, High Barnet branch (173/TQ 285881). Walk via Highgate Woods, Alexandra Palace, Highgate Village (L), possible visit to Highgate Cemeteries, Hampstead Heath, Regents Park, Kings Cross. (Details will be available via the members’ website. The walk can be shortened by joining and/or leaving at different points. Entry to Highgate Cemeteries is expensive.) 10 miles, streets, woodland paths and heath.

Sunday July 6, 10.30am: Meet outside the Murrell Arms pub, Yapton Road, Barnham (121/SU 961043). Please park in surrounding streets and not in the pub car park. Walk via Walburton Park, Todhurst Farm, Barnham Windmill (L picnic only), Drove Lane, Weststone Bridge, Church Farm, Barnham. 7½ miles. A shorter walk to complement the longer London Walk on Saturday. Pub available at the end of the walk.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Saturday July 5, 8.30am: Meet Glebe Surgery car park, Monastery Lane, Storrington RH20 4LR (TQ 084144). 5.2 mile circular walk, some hills, to Wiggonholt Common and Parham Park. No dogs. 2 hours. Mick D 01903 745971.

Sunday July 6, 10am: Meet Rackham Old School (TQ 049144) 5¾ mile circular walk (8 stiles) through woods and minor roads and crossing Amberley Wild Brooks. Please park carefully. Dogs on a lead. 2½ hours. Leader Mick 01903 745971.